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De Lima among Financial Times readers' women 'game changers' in 2019

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Senator Leila de Lima joins environmental activist Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and US Senator Elizabeth Warren in the Financial Times list

HIGH SECURITY. Dozens of security escorts bring Senator Leila de Lima out of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court. Photo from Office of Senator Leila de Lima.

5 female-led Philippine fintech startups promoting financial inclusion

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:21 PM

These companies may just be able to help you achieve your financial goals for yourself or your fledgling business


[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] A correct move for our stock market?

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:27 PM

The proposed Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act appears unsound, and Congress may want to rethink it before it's too late

Fugitive Malaysian 1MDB financier offered asylum – spokesperson

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The whereabouts of Low Taek Jho, who has been charged over the scandal in the US and Malaysia, are a mystery but his representatives now say he has been offered asylum, without naming a country

1MDB SAGA. A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. File photo by Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Business groups call Marcos' election protest a 'political distraction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters

Makati still Philippines' richest local government unit

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays

Wirecard shares plunge on new Financial Times fraud allegations

Oct 15, 2019 - 5:56 PM

The Financial Times publishes internal communications and financial reports it says contained 'strong indications' hundreds of millions of euros of payments processed for some Wirecard clients 'could not have taken place'

ROUNDTABLE: How partnerships enrich lives

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

No one makes it through life alone – having a partner can make life more fulfilling! Watch our roundtable discussion on September 30, 4 pm onwards.

Filipino payments platform PayMongo secures $2.7 million in seed funding

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:04 PM

PayMongo says the seed funding round is 'record-breaking in terms of the amount raised for any startup in the Philippines'

Finovation 2019: for stronger collaboration and greater credit access through upgraded fintech

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:02 PM

With the theme "Real Problems, Real Solutions," the summit was held on September 25 at The Peninsula Manila

Mobile credit expands mass surveillance of ordinary Kenyans

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:52 PM

‘Fintech’ apps bring credit to poor Kenyans. Debt and invasions of privacy are part of the deal.

House passes bill simplifying passive income, financial taxes

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:50 PM

But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the Pifita bill 'grossly favors the rich who make fortunes out of thin air in the financial sector'

House bill simplifying passive income, financial taxes approved on 2nd reading

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Tax Act (Pifita) bill is the 4th package of the Duterte administration's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program

‘With education comes empowerment’: We asked experts how to avoid getting #RejectED

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:16 PM

We talked to finance experts about financial inclusion and the credit landscape in the PH

Why you need a life partner – and not necessarily the romantic kind

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

We all value independence. But there are some things we can’t do alone.

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia's 1MDB scandal

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The city-state is one of several countries that launched probes into allegations that billions of dollars were misappropriated from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB

A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. A government task force investigating a Malaysian state-owned investment fund seized documents from its offices on July 8 after a probe allegedly found hundreds of millions of dollars in the prime minister's personal bank accounts. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

[ANALYSIS] Kapa Ministry: A symptom of poor financial inclusion

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Beefing up financial inclusion in the Philippines could be an effective way to stifle the viral spread of Ponzi schemes like Kapa, especially in the provinces

Labor bets to gov't workers: We will restore right to negotiate, strike

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Kapisanan ng Manggagawa sa Government Financial Institutions (KAMAGFI) asks for the right to negotiate salaries and benefits

LABOR WIN. Labor senatorial candidates (L-R) Sonny Matula, Ka Leody De Guzman, Allan Montaño and Ernesto Arellano speak before government union groups in Tagaytay, Cavite on April 25, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

Austria uncovers 100-million euro online trading scam

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:29 PM

The operation allegedly used fraudulent online platforms purporting to trade in foreign currencies and cryptocurrencies, as well as high-risk instruments known as binary options

QC launches NCR’s first pre-employment financial aid program

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Press release: Grants are available for Quezon City residents from indigent families, including fresh graduates

DOF ranks accuracy of analysts' GDP forecasts

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) After ranking economists and analysts according to the accuracy of their inflation forecasts, the DOF looks into their GDP projections

Ghosn hit with more charges, release unlikely

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Lawyers for the former jet-setting executive immediately say they will file a bail application, but have acknowledged that he will probably be detained until a trial

NEW CHARGES. In this file photo taken on November 1, 2013, Japan's auto giant Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn announces the company's first half financial result ended September at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Some believe the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are in retaliation to the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou

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Big ticket items you didn’t know you can buy without a credit card

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Now you can give your loved ones or yourself the things they’ve always wanted and needed

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Prosecutors press formal charges on Carlos Ghosn and key aide Greg Kelly

CARLOS GHOSN. Men walk past a screen showing a news program featuring Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on November 20, 2018. File photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Japan to indict Nissan as well as Ghosn – report

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The report comes amid speculation that Carlos Ghosn and his right-hand man Greg Kelly will face new allegations related to underreporting of the auto titan's compensation

Tips on how to be financially secure

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Start the new year right

INFOGRAPHIC: The road to living life to the fullest

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Savings and loans are enablers to this, contrary to what you might believe

Hong Kong lawyers demand explanation over journalist ban

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Hong Kong's powerful bar association says the rights enshrined in Hong Kong's mini-constitution, including freedom of expression, should be respected 'whether one agrees with the information or ideas or not'

BANNED. In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club speaks during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong, during which Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, gave a talk. File photo by Paul Yeung/Pool/AFP

WATCH: #ReadyToAdult Conversation Series: Karen Pacia

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:31 AM

At 30, Karen Pacia has already retired from her corporate job

Exiled China author in Hong Kong as arts center agrees to host talks

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The director of Tai Kwun arts complex, host of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, says it has reconsidered and would host the two talks of Ma Jian

Photo from the Twitter of Ma Jian

Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong

Nov 09, 2018 - 3:28 PM

British citizens are usually allowed into Hong Kong without a visa and are permitted to stay for 180 days under immigration rules

INDEPENDENCE TALK. In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club (right) shakes hands with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party. File photo by Paul Yeung/Pool/AFP

A millennial dancer's financial adulting journey

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:24 PM

This is the story of how Michelle Kawpeng pursued her passion for dancing and teaching

Richest LGU Makati breaches P100-B mark in assets

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs

Everything under the sun: Financial advice on education and inflation, can a parent afford both?

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In this "Everything Under the Sun" column, financial advisor Kendrick Chua tackles how a single father must prepare early on for his child's education

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Facing questions for the first time since the visa denial emerged last week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the decision has been handed down by immigration authorities

EU condemns Hong Kong's expulsion of British reporter

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:00 AM

The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's office says the expulsion of FT editor Victor Mallet is "a worrying precedent"

PRESS FREEDOM.  Demonstrator hold placards that read "freedom of the press, not allowed to be deprived" during a protest after Hong Kong immigration authorities declined a visa renewal for senior Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Financial Times journalist given 7 days to leave Hong Kong

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Victor Mallet, the Financial Times' Asia news editor and a British national, angers authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong by hosting a speech at the city's press club by Andy Chan, the leader of a tiny pro-independence political party

PROTEST. Chris Yeung (C), Chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalist Association, stands next to Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) president Florence de Changy (2nd R) and legislator Claudia Mo (R) as they speak to journalists outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on October 8, 2018, before handing over petitions calling for an explanation of the visa rejection of Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The bill is among those put forward by the government in recent months in a bid to meet demands by the international Financial Action Task Force

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:43 PM

'Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and its press freedoms are central to its way of life, and must be fully respected,' UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office says in a statement

BANNED. Pro-democracy activist Avery Ng (C) tears a symbolic 'political red line' during a protest after Hong Kong immigration authorities declined a visa renewal for senior Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet, outside the immigration department building in Hong Kong on October 6, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong denies Financial Times journalist visa after independence talk

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Hong Kong refuses to renew the visa of Victor Mallet, the FT's Asia news editor who hosted a speech by Andy Chan, the leader of a tiny pro-independence political party

In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) (R) shakes hands with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of a senior Financial Times journalist who hosted a talk by an activist advocating the city's independence from China, the newspaper said on October 5, 2018. Paul Yeung / POOL / AFP

Senators to ensure CHED 2019 budget covers scholars of other programs

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says scholars under existing programs outside the free higher education law may be affected by the lower budget for 2019

BUDGETED. Senators want a provision in the 2019 budget that would ensure students who are continuing scholars of students financial assistance programs are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Actual usage precipitates blockchain understanding, say entrepreneurs

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Many understand the internet through applications such as email, social media, or video streaming. To understand blockchain, use it, get a cryptocurrency wallet, and try making a few transactions, say Brock Pierce and Serry Osmeña


DBM clarifies lower budget for student aid

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:28 PM

'We have decreased the budget for some programs because they are already redundant with the Free Tuition Program,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

STUDENT AID. The DBM says financial assistance for students in higher education are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. File photo by Rappler

Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee lead Ironman relay squad

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The two celebrities banner the Sun Life relay team vying for honors in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

STAR POWER. Sun Life Financial boasts a star-studded team composed of celebrity athletes like Piolo Pascual, company executives and elite athletes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Thomson Reuters to rename financial and risk unit

Jul 30, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The F&R division will be called Refinitiv upon completion of the deal with Blackstone

Venezuela senior citizens block streets demanding pension checks

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Some 200 seniors block traffic near the presidential palace demanding payment in full of their monthly retirement pension

A man counts 1000-Bolivar-bills to buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche, a neighbourhood of Caracas, on June 20, 2018. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the military to take control of popular markets in different states across the country, in the midst of an hyperinflationary spiral and severe shortage of staple foods.  Federico PARRA / AFP

Regulator unveils plan to monitor cryptocurrency threat

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:17 PM

While the Financial Stability Board believes crypto-assets do not yet pose a material risk to global financial stability, it urges major economies to scrutinize cryptocurrencies due to a lack of solid data on their use

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday